Cycling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Cycling
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Olympic rings without rims.svg
Venues
Road cycling Artesia Freeway
Track cycling Olympic Velodrome
Dates July 29 - August 3
Cyclists 359 from 54 countries
Top ranked countries
United States: 1st  2nd  3rd  
West Germany: 1st  2nd  3rd  
Australia: 1st  2nd  3rd  
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The cycling competition at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles consisted of three road cycling events and five track cycling events. For the first time, women's cycling events were included in the Olympic program, with a single event, the individual road race. Also newly introduced in these Games was the men's points race event.[1]

The American cyclist Pat McDonough later admitted to blood doping at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.[2] Following the games it was revealed that one-third of the U.S. cycling team had received blood transfusions before the games.[2] Blood doping was banned by the International Olympic Committee in 1985, though no test existed for it at the time.[2]

Medal summary[edit]

Road cycling[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Individual road race
details
 Alexi Grewal
United States (USA)
 Steve Bauer
Canada (CAN)
 Dag Otto Lauritzen
Norway (NOR)
Women's Individual road race
details
 Connie Carpenter
United States (USA)
 Rebecca Twigg
United States (USA)
 Sandra Schumacher
West Germany (FRG)
Men's team time trial
details
 Italy (ITA)
Marcello Bartalini
Marco Giovannetti
Eros Poli
Claudio Vandelli
 Switzerland (SUI)
Alfred Achermann
Richard Trinkler
Laurent Vial
Benno Wiss
 United States (USA)
Ron Kiefel
Clarence Knickman
Davis Phinney
Andrew Weaver

Track cycling[edit]

All track cycling events were for men in the 1984 Games.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Points race
details
 Roger Ilegems
Belgium (BEL)
 Uwe Messerschmidt
West Germany (FRG)
 José Youshimatz
Mexico (MEX)
Pursuit, Individual
details
 Steve Hegg
United States (USA)
 Rolf Gölz
West Germany (FRG)
 Leonard Nitz
United States (USA)
Pursuit, Team
details
 Australia (AUS)
Michael Grenda
Kevin Nichols
Michael Turtur
Dean Woods
 United States (USA)
David Grylls
Steve Hegg
Patrick McDonough
Leonard Nitz
 West Germany (FRG)
Reinhard Alber
Rolf Gölz
Roland Günther
Michael Marx
Sprint
details
 Mark Gorski
United States (USA)
 Nelson Vails
United States (USA)
 Tsutomo Sakamoto
Japan (JPN)
1000m time trial
details
 Fredy Schmidtke
West Germany (FRG)
 Curt Harnett
Canada (CAN)
 Fabrice Colas
France (FRA)

Participating nations[edit]

359 cyclists from 54 nations competed.[1]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 4 3 2 9
2 West Germany 1 2 2 5
3 Australia 1 0 0 1
Belgium 1 0 0 1
Italy 1 0 0 1
6 Canada 0 2 0 2
7 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
8 France 0 0 1 1
Japan 0 0 1 1
Mexico 0 0 1 1
Norway 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cycling at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Steven B. Kayne (2006). Sport And Exercise Medicine For Pharmacists. Pharmaceutical Press. pp. 232–. ISBN 978-0-85369-600-1. Retrieved 19 July 2012.